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  • Margaret Ford: Beg for your life, or I'm going to kill you.

Real dates. Fictional events.
  • 1987
      • May 12
        •  House of Games 1987 Film | Source Timeline
        • Margaret visits the House of Games in order to help her patient Billy Hahn, who owes money to Mike. Mike and his friends attempt to con her out of $6,000, but the con fails when Margaret spots water dripping out of George's (water) gun.
      • May 13
        •  House of Games 1987 Film | Source Timeline
        • Margaret returns to the House of Games, looking for Mike, finding him at Charlie's Tavern. She tells him she wants to write about him. He teaches her a con at Western Union, then takes her to a hotel. After they have sex in a stranger's room, she joins him in a scheduled con.
      • May 14
        •  House of Games 1987 Film | Source Timeline
        • After joining Mike in a con and staying a hotel room overnight, the con goes bad, and their mark, which turns out to be a cop, gets killed. Mike convinces her to steal a car to get away from the hotel, and the gang splits up. Later, Margaret's patient Billy stops by to tell her he has to go out of town, and then when he leaves, she spots him in the stolen car and follows him to Charlie's Tavern, where he leads her to Mike. She follows Mike to the airport, where she shoots and kills him.

Fictional business and products... and more
  • Airlines
    • Vegas Air
      • Airline Mike plans to take to Las Vegas, until Margaret shows up at the airport and shoots and kills him.
  • Animals/Creatures
    • Lurg
      • The animal from Dr. Margaret Ford's patient's dream - "girl" backward.
  • Banks
    • Young's Bank of Puget Sound
      • Bank on the $6,000 check that Margaret writes to cover Mike's bet to George.
  • Bars and Night Clubs
    • Charlie's Tavern
      • Bar where Margaret finds Mike after returning to the House of Games looking for him.
    • House of Games
      • Mike's club.
  • Books-Biography
    • Driven: obsession and Compulsion in Everyday Life
      • Book by Dr. Margaret Ford.
  • Counselors, Psychiatrists and Therapists
    • Dr. Margaret Ford
      • Psychiatist played by Lindsay Crouse.
  • Methods, Procedures and Techniques
    • The Flue
      • Con that Mike and his friends teach Margaret. "And that's a little larceny called The Flue"
  • Taxi Service
    • Hansom Cabs
      • Cab that takes Margaret home from House of Games the first night she meets Mike.
  • Thoroughfares-Streets
    • Beaumont St
      • Address of the House of Games.
  • Mike: Aren't you a caution.

  • Mike: Where am I from? I'm from the United States of Kiss My Ass.

  • Margaret Ford: Beg for your life, or I'm going to kill you.

  • Mike: Oh, you're a bad pony, and I'm not gonna bet on you.

  • Mike: Thank you, Sir, may I have another?

  • George: South street seaport, the man says. He can't stand the heat, he can't stand it.

  • Trivia
    • Number of the hotel room where Mike takes Margaret after showing her the Western Union con.
    •  3417

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